I'm Ariel and I am a 21 year old queer, Latina (costariccense, peruana) y indígena (quechua) woman.
Lover of black cats, pit bulls, pugs, many different randoms, fat-shion and learning how to love and take care of myself and those around me. I fancy myself an artist though most of the times you'll see my cartoons concepts and other illustrations. Learning to reclaim my language that was lost during assimilation. You'll find a bit of Spanglish here as I practice.
"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world, This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system."
"I wanna let women of all sizes out there know you can do whatever you put your mind to. It doesn’t matter what size you are, what color you are, you can do whatever WHATEVER WHATEVER WHATEVER you put your mind to." ~ Amber RIley
So I decided to cosplay for the first time a few weeks back and dressed as Oswin (Clara) from Dr. Who (Asylum of the Daleks episode). I got to spend the day walking around trying to embody all of the wit and sassiness that Oswin has and it felt great! I got lots of compliments on the utility belt (which I made) and I felt very proud of how this costume turned out.
Sometimes people try to criticize fat fans for cosplaying outside of body type, but I say… FUCK EM! Fangirl/boy all you want, dress up like your favorite characters no matter how skinny they are. Demand space and make your presence known. Wear your geekiness and size like a badge of honor ;)